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COVID-19 Updates

Book Drop

Our outside book drop will open on May 14th. We encourage patrons to start returning items that were checked out at the library or on the bookmobile. No fines or fees were accessed on items checked out and due during our closure for COVID-19. Fines and fees that were due before our closure still apply. Some items cannot be put into the book drop. Please bring large items and hotspots to the drive-up window during curbside hours and ring the bell. Library staff will take the items from you and check them in. All returned items will be quarantined for three days before they are circulated again.

Curbside Pickup

Beginning, May 18th we will begin to offer curbside pickup for holds and our Library Valet service. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, MPL staff will abide by best health practices, including wearing facemasks, as dictated by health authorities and the governor’s office.

On May 18th, our library card catalog will be available to place holds from our vast collection of Madison Public Library items. At this time, only MPL items will be available for holds. The State Cargo Delivery System will not be delivering materials between libraries until the current backlog of items from before the mass closure are delivered and at least 85% of the libraries in the state of Ohio open up for delivery. The easiest way to place a hold is to use the CLEVNET App. Available through your device’s app store, the CLEVNET app lets you place holds, pay fines, keep track of what you have checked out, or maintain a list of what you have borrowed in the past. You can keep track of all your family’s accounts in this one app.

Library Valet

Library Valet lets you call or visit our website to request items for pick up through curbside that are available from Madison Public Library. When you call, a staff member will take your order and then gather the available requested items. If an item is not available at that time, we will place a hold on that item. Once it becomes available, you will be notified. Also, if the item is not available, we can make substitutions. When all your items are gathered and ready, you will be notified that you can come and pick these items up curbside. You will pull into our parking lot and choose a spot with a sign and number. Pop your trunk and call us at 440-428-2189 and let us know what numbered spot you are in. A staff member will bring out your items and place them in your trunk. Then you can drive away and go home to enjoy your materials.

Curbside Delivery Hours

Monday-Wednesday-Friday          10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday                    12:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Grab ‘n Go Bags

Not sure of what to read or watch, let our librarians provide you with one of our curated “Grab’n Go Bags”. Each bag is themed by genre, format, or series. You can add Grab ‘n Go Bags to your Library Valet requests. Currently we are offering:

  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Inspiration
  • Graphic Novels
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Fantasy
  • SciFi
  • Western
  • Hidden Gems DVDs
  • Classic TV Seasons DVDs
  • More coming soon, including bags for children, tweens, and young adults!

Discover a new book, author, movie, or TV series to fall in love with. Look for “Grab’n Go Bags” popup stands coming soon via our bookmobile out in different community locations.


We will still share original programming and content on our social media pages while the building remains closed to the public. Look for information on online storytimes next week. We hope to be adding further offerings as the weeks progress.